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Pathlight Home

Creation date: 1992

Country: USA

Location: Orlando

Sector of activity: Building and housing · Education · Food and drinks · Healthcare and social services activities

Social issue: Affordable Housing · Diversity (people in state of exclusion, minorities and people with disabilities) · Education (access to education and skills) · Healthcare

A company that develops and administers permanent supportive housing and provides economic opportunities to the homeless. Pathlight Home has created a social enterprise that offers a 12-week cooking training program and service dining classes for people with problems getting a job. “We work in Sobik’s Cafe, which provides job training opportunities.” says its co-founder Helaine Blum.

It's financially sustainable models allows them to administer affordable housing based on the rent they receive. Its growth plans have them extending their model to other surrounding counties to address the significant shortage of affordable housing. Its objective is to improve its social enterprise strategic growth plan in the direction of the food sector. Sobik's Cafe y Pathlight Kitchen.

“We are the pioneers of the ‘housing first’ model in Central Florida.” explains Helaine. “We bought old hotel properties and structured innovative financing models to create 500 housing units for disadvantaged people at risk of social exclusion and gave them opportunities to work in Sobik’s Cafe and Pathlight Kitchen.”